Capturing the methods and practises in use in Karate clubs operating in the UK today
There are a great number of Karate clubs operating in the UK training in different styles, as part of different associations under a number of different governing bodies. What there isn’t, to the best of my knowledge, is a single survey that attempts to capture the training methods and practises, the syllabus subjects and various other elements in use in these vast number of clubs.
That is the gap that this survey is going to fill. It will be a snapshot of training as it exists in 2019. If successful the hope is to carry out the survey again every year to try and chart the continuing evolution of Karate practise in the UK.
Simple, for this to be a success we need a large number of respondents representing as many Karate clubs / associations as possible. Where you come in is by helping to spread the word through your peers and wider. Karate students each have their own network of people they train with, people they interact with, people they chat with. Please help spread this as far and as wide as possible.
Absolutely. No personally identifiable information is collected. Where we ask for things like your age we have made the choices a range rather than a specific number. We are only interested in identifying wider trends and nothing else.
Most definitely! I want this survey to be a resource for all going forward so the results and raw data will be available to all that want it.
My name is Luke. I’m a karate student based in Bedfordshire and I have been training since 2003. Feel free to contact me using the form at the bottom of the page if you want to discuss the survey further.
In addition to the goals laid out earlier, as part of my next grading I have been tasked with writing an essay relating to Karate of my choosing. This is the start of that essay, I intend to write about the formation of this survey, how I publicised it and what the results were. I thank you all in advance for your help with this part of my grading.